The inspiration for this series began at Nu Wave Coffee in Logan Square where I would meet some artist friends for coffee and drawing. I started making live "stealth" ink sketches of other patrons in an attempt to capture random moments. None of my subjects ever knew that I was drawing them so I had to work quickly. Often, my subjects would move and it became a challenge to incorporate their new positions into my drawing. Sometimes, I had to abandon drawings when my subjects got up and left.
Luckily, for "Longing" as well as the other works in this series, I managed to capture those random moments. I remember the wistful look in my subject's eyes as she stared at some unknown point on the table beside her laptop. All these random moments come together in an ephemeral way that becomes life. Check out other works from the Cafe Studies series.
Thanks Mark and Patti!